Traditions of their Fathers

This is some more from Eamon Duffy’s ‘Stripping of the Altars’:
Rotation processions were seen by zealous protestants as ‘charming the fields,’ by they continued in some regions long after they were outlawed, described as:
” profane, ungodly, presumptuous multitude as zealous for crosses & surplices, processions & perambulations, readings of gospel at a crossway, observations of holidays & fastdays, repeating of the litany & like forms in the common prayer, the bowing at the name of the word of Jesus and with a multitude of things which are only the traditions of their fathers.

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